Mozambique & its islands have golden, sandy beaches. It’s interior is a lush patchwork of forests, wetlands and fresh water lakes. An exquisite piece of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Also just off the main Mozambican coastline is Benguerra Island: A magical destination in the Bazaruto Archipelago. The second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, which broke away from the mainland thousands of years ago. The island is approximately 55 square kilometres, and lies 14km offshore.
For more than 500 years, visitors have been marvelling at the beauty of the southern Mozambican coastline. A steady stream of holiday-makers have been lured by promises of plates heaped with giant prawns and grilled lagosta (crayfish); languid days cooled by gentle Indian Ocean breezes; sultry nights enlivened by pulsating marrabenta rhythms; and the best diving and game fishing in the region. Mozambique also has a wealth of cultural highlights, if you have the time to seek them out. These include the famed timbila (marimba) orchestras of the Chopi people and a rich body of traditional lore, much of which focuses on the old kingdom of Gaza.